A Preview of Southwest’s New Security Checkpoint Opening Monday in Los Angeles

A Preview of Southwest’s New Security Checkpoint Opening Monday in Los Angeles

Anyone who has flown Southwest through Terminal 1 in Los Angeles over the last couple of years knows that it’s been pretty awful. That’s just the nature of having to keep a facility functioning while doing a massive renovation. Things have gotten better behind security, but next week comes the … Read the post

3 Links I Love: A380 for Risk Takers, Fixing LAX Gridlock, Birds at Garbage in Lebanon

3 Links I Love: A380 for Risk Takers, Fixing LAX Gridlock, Birds at Garbage in Lebanon

This week’s featured link:
A380, from flagship to LCC mass transportLeeham News and Comment
Here’s an interview with the head of leasing firm Amedeo that specializes in, gulp, A380s. Even though none of the 20 A380s it has ordered have found a home yet, this guy seems optimistic. … Read the post

American Turns Around Its Operational Performance in LA While Southwest Continues to Falter

American Turns Around Its Operational Performance in LA While Southwest Continues to Falter

What a difference a few months can make. Back at the end of June, I followed up on some leads about American having an operational mess at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Sure enough, it was bad. But guess what? It’s a whole different world now. American’s operation is humming … Read the post

Thanks to Delta, More Than Two Dozen Airlines Are Switching Terminals at LAX, Here’s Where They’re Going

Thanks to Delta, More Than Two Dozen Airlines Are Switching Terminals at LAX, Here’s Where They’re Going

Update 3/27: The official plan is in place, and there were a couple of minor tweaks from my original map. I’ve updated this post.

Delta’s plans to vacate Terminal 5 at LAX for Terminals 2 and 3 are shaping up nicely. The shift, however, is … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Interviewing Ed Bastian, MD-80s Go Bye Bye, LAX in the 1960s

3 Links I Love: Interviewing Ed Bastian, MD-80s Go Bye Bye, LAX in the 1960s

This week’s featured link:
Delta Air Lines CEO on why he still flies in the back of the planeMarketplace
Here’s a great 27m25s podcast where Kai Ryssdal from Marketplace interviews Delta CEO Ed Bastian. It’s a long, seemingly candid conversation that’s well worth a listen. I particularly like … Read the post

American Tries to Fix Its Operational Issues in Los Angeles… and Elsewhere

American Tries to Fix Its Operational Issues in Los Angeles… and Elsewhere

Ah, summer. It’s that time of year when everyone is traveling. That means airlines push their fleets hard in order to keep them in the air as much as possible. While summer stress means operational performance can fall off, sometimes it’s worse than it should be. I’ve been watching American’s … Read the post

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